East 9th – Doss Blockos Pale Lager Review

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Posted February 20, 2013 by in
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Rating

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Value For Money
 
 
 
 
 


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Total Score
 
 
 
 
 

4/ 5

Overview

Manufacturer: East 9th Brewing Company
 
Type: Pale Lager
 
Release Date: 2011
 
Price: $4 bottle, $21.50 per 6 pack.
 
 
 
 
 

Pros:

- Very sessionable, nice mild hoppyness
 

Cons:

- Bit expensive
 
Overall

Dos Blockos. Doss Blockos. A squat on East 9th Street in Manhattan from ’92-’99 and housed as many as 60 people. It has since been converted into another commercial building and blended back into the New York background. Why then, this has become an inspiration for a beer and an Australian micro brewery I’m not too sure. Whatever […]

by kenny
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Dos Blockos. Doss Blockos. A squat on East 9th Street in Manhattan from ’92-’99 and housed as many as 60 people. It has since been converted into another commercial building and blended back into the New York background. Why then, this has become an inspiration for a beer and an Australian micro brewery I’m not too sure.

Whatever it was, we’ve had a look at the rest of the range from the East 9th Brewing Company and been suitably impressed – particularly with the Lick Pier Ginger Beer. The Doss Blockos Pale Lager was the first brew by these guys and put them on the map to be able to do other things. In a homage to the squatting community, and the foolproof trick of hiding liquor in paper bags, the Doss Blockos Lager comes in own paper bag. Inside, the label draws on the street art images that no doubt littered Dos Blockos and is increasingly prevalent in Melbourne, Australia.

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Alright so interesting back story, onto the beer itself. The Doss Blockos Pale Lager is an all natural Pale Lager that sits at 4.6% alcohol by volume. Not much is given of the the ingredients except for specialty pale malt and cascade hops. East 9th describe it as a having a malty flavour that balances a mild hop bitterness nicely.

In the glass, the Doss Blockos is a dark apple juice colour, and pours with a nice thick head. Take a sip, and a fresh malt taste and slight yeast flavour finishes with a mild bitterness just as described. It’s surprisingly light, and like a lot of the East 9th range is designed to be hugely sessionable. You can definitely see it fitting in well on a sunny Sunday afternoon, or if so inclined, curled up in a corner or squat of its namesake. Possibly not for everyone, it reminds me of a cross between a Pure Blonde and a Coopers Pale Ale. Try it and decide for yourself.


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